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Relay For Life's Luminaria Ceremony

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The Luminaria Ceremony for Relay For Life is an important part of the event and this years Luminaria Co-Chairs are doing everything they can to increase exposure and awareness to honor those who have been touched by cancer.

Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event, each personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing to honor those affected by cancer. Luminary Co-Chair Andrea Gardea said aside from the bags, they also have photo luminaries. These will be displayed at Relay For Life, July 8th, on Billings West High School Track Jumbotron, with a beautiful firework display going on in the background.

Gardea said "I think we find it a very intimate moment, that we want to give a little more time and exposure to and just make more awareness around the whole community altogether, with the luminaries."

"Each bag and each candle inside that bag represents a person, and it's just a really special thing to experience," said Luminary Co-Chair Katie Cline Ellis.

If you would like to purchase a luminary, you can do so at yellowstonerelay.org or you can stop by the American Cancer Society office on 1903 Central Avenue, where photos can also be dropped off.

Luminary bags are $10 and luminary photos are $25.

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